Friday, January 1, 2021

Thu 14 Jan '21

Heres Looking at Your Kids. Over 50s Dance Project Performance 2015.
Over 50s Free Taster Class
Book : Thu 14 Jan '21

Do you enjoy dancing? Would you like to try something new? Come join The High Kicks of Limerick, an ensemble of dancers aged 50+ led by Kristyn Fontanella. Learn new moves and enjoy a social dance, the emphasis with these classes is on wellbeing and having fun. These classes will help improve mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy levels. No upper age limit and no experience necessary. All abilities and all people are welcome.

Free taster class on Thursday 14 January, pre-booking essential, classes are normally €5. 

If you would like more information on our ongoing Over 50s Dance Project, or if you would like to receive a link to our Zoom tutorial please email info@dancelimerick.ie

Important Info before joining the class: 


- Please book your place at least 2hrs prior to the start of class. You will receive a link to the class no more than 1hr prior to it beginning. 
- You will need a Computer/Tablet/Phone with internet access for Zoom – placed on a table/chair at eye level. We recommend a laptop or computer if possible as it means you will see the other participants as well as the teacher. 
- Please have a a clear floor area – free of movable furniture and all other hard objects.
- The best floor surfaces are carpet, lino or wood, dancing on ceramic kitchen tiles or concrete is to be avoided please! 
- Please note it is the responsibility of participants to ensure you have a suitable and safe space to move during the class. 

Mon 18 Jan '21 to Mon 01 Feb '21

Open Call for Artist/Curator. Photo by Shane Vaughan
Open Call for Artist/Curator
Mon 18 Jan '21 to Mon 01 Feb '21

Dance Limerick invites applications for a Dance Artist/Curator to shape and deliver a new pilot programme, Dance Limerick Connects from March 2021 – February 2022.

Closing 12 noon on Monday 1 February 2021.

For full details click here.

Thu 21 Jan '21

Photo by Shane Vaughan
Over 50s Dance Classes
Book : Thu 21 Jan '21 to Thu 29 Apr '21

Do you enjoy dancing? Would you like to try something new? Come join The High Kicks of Limerick, an ensemble of dancers aged 50+ led by Kristyn Fontanella. Learn new moves and enjoy a social dance, the emphasis with these classes is on wellbeing and having fun. These classes will help improve mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy levels. No upper age limit and no experience necessary. All abilities and all people are welcome.

If you would like more information on our ongoing Over 50s Dance Project, or if you would like to receive a link to our Zoom tutorial please email info@dancelimerick.ie.

Notice: Before booking a class please read below our: Important Information | You Will Need | Disclaimer | Dance Limerick at Home Safety Checklist

Important Information

These online classes take place live on Zoom.

​You will receive an email at least 1 hour before the class starts, with details of how to access the online class including the Zoom link. If you do not receive an email, please contact emer@dancelimerick.ie.

​You Will Need

- A device with access to the internet and audio, placed on a table/chair at eye level. We recommend a laptop or computer if possible as it means you will see the other participants as well as the teacher. - A clear space to move in, free of movable furniture and all other hard objects.
- The best floor surfaces are carpet, lino or wood, dancing on ceramic kitchen tiles or concrete is to be avoided please! 
- Comfortable Clothes you can move in.

Disclaimer

When participating in our online classes at home, you are doing so at your own risk. Dance Limerick cannot be held responsible or liable for any injury to yourself, or damage to any personal property that may occur. We have put together a checklist to help minimise risk to yourself and those around you.

Tue 26 Jan '21

Contemporary Dance Classes for adults. Photo by Don Moloney
Contemporary Dance Classes
Book : Tue 26 Jan '21

These Contemporary Dance Classes are suitable for both beginners and those with experience in Contemporary Dance. The classes will help develop your creativity and technique through energetic and challenging phrases (sequences) and varied exercises. The aim of these classes is to provide an opportunity for participants to develop the skill and confidence to dance with ease.

Class Format

Class will begin with light stretching and connecting to the body in space, either through improv or somatic exercises. We will then learn some contemporary exercises to warm up the body and during the last part of class, we will work on learning choreography. This choreography will be to integrate and incorporate techniques learned throughout class. Class will round off with some deeper stretches to finish.

About Teacher Rachel Sheil

Rachel Sheil has over 10 years experoience teaching Contemporary Dance and Hip-Hop to adults. She has a BA and MA in Contemporary Dance from the University of Limerick and is Artistic Director of Limerick Youth Dance Company. Rachel is currently Associate Artist of Dance Limerick. She has a passion for making dance accessible and fun for everyone involved and wants to connect people to their own sense of confidence, joy and lived experience of the body.

Notice: Before booking a class please read our: Important Information | You Will NeedDisclaimer | Dance Limerick at Home Safety Checklist

Important Information

These online classes take place live on Zoom with the option of watching a recording of the class if you missed it

​You will receive an email at least 1 hour before the class starts, with details of how to access the online class including the Zoom link. If you do not receive an email, please contact emer@dancelimerick.ie.

​You Will Need

- A device with access to the internet and audio, placed on a table/chair at eye level. We recommend a laptop or computer if possible as it means you will see the other participants as well as the teacher. - A clear space to move in, free of movable furniture and all other hard objects
- The best floor surfaces are carpet, lino or wood, dancing on ceramic kitchen tiles or concrete is to be avoided please! 
- Comfortable Clothes you can move in 

Disclaimer

When participating in our online classes at home, you are doing so at your own risk. Dance Limerick cannot be held responsible or liable for any injury to yourself, or damage to any personal property that may occur. We have put together a checklist to help minimise risk to yourself and those around you.

Wed 27 Jan '21

Professional Classes. Photo by Alexandre Iseli
Professional Classes
Book : Wed 27 Jan '21 to Wed 17 Feb '21

This January we welcome Jazmin Chiodi to Dance Limerick. Jazmin joins us as our first guest teacher of 2021 for Professional Morning Classes.

About Jazmín's Class

The class will be adapted to a Zoom format and taking in consideration peoples spaces. I'm aiming to share a moment together and to offer a frame for exploration during a technical class we will focus on body organisation, developing a finer perception and awareness of weight/support organisation, in relation with clarity of intention and directions during the diverse dance exercises proposed in class.

The structure of the class aims to qualify movement and lead the dancer to explore on clarity and efficiency, while promoting the physicality of dance. The work is based on my own dance practice developed over the years, as well as takes source in techniques such as, Flying Low, Klein, Release, Alexander Method, Feldenkrais and Yoga.

About Jazmín Chiodi

Jazmín Chiodi graduated MA Festive Arts at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (University of Limerick in 2016. In 1996 she graduated from the ‘Taller de Danza San Martín’ in Buenos, and followed with a long career as a dance performer, choreographer, dance teacher and festival manager.

She co-directs Tipperary Dance Platform since 2009, an integrated year-round programme for the development of dance that culminates with the TDP’ international dance festival, a week-long event with an established reputation across Europe, and one of Ireland’s leading dance events (12th edition in 2021).

Together with Alexandre Iseli, she creates Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company in 2008.  Since 2008, Jazmin. Their creative journey is characterized by the emergence of distinct choreographic textures through collaborative processes and a theatricality deeply ingrained in the flesh of performing bodies. Iseli-Chiodi’s pieces have been performed in Ireland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, USA, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Korea, Tunisia and UK.
Jazmín is also a pedagogue she has a long history of teaching dance classes for all types of audiences including children and elderly people. Her practice extends from the professional realm to the community teaching. Since 2010 Jazmín is a dance lecturer for the BA Contemporary Dance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, where she has also implemented classes of improvisation and composition for the MA Festive Arts, MA Dance and MA Classical string.

Jazmín’s academic life brought her to participate in the following research groups: Intelligence Unit Research Group for the Limerick 2020 European Cultural Capital bid. Limerick Cultural Police consultant group, Health Laboratories Coordinated by Dr.Niamh NicGhabhann and Dr. Ann-Marie Ryan.
 

 

PHOTO BY IIONA VIRGIN
Ballet for Improvers
Book : Wed 27 Jan '21

This class is suitable for people with recent ballet experience. The class promotes fitness, good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm. The class will take the form or a traditional structured class consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises.

For information on our Ballet for Beginners Classes click here.

About the Teacher Patricia Crosbie 

Born in Cork, Patricia Crosbie was a member of Irish National Ballet Company for 6 years, dancing leading roles in many of the classics, including Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Cinderella. Patricia was a principle with London Ballet Theatre and Vienna Festival Ballet.

She toured worldwide with the renowned rock band, The Kinks, choreographing and performing in their concerts. Patricia taught ballet, pointe work, classical repertoire and jazz ballet on the Diploma in Dance course at Cork’s College of Further Education (CSN) for 12 years. Patricia is Ballet Mistress with Cork City Ballet for whom she has choreographed many ballets, including her critically acclaimed, full-length, ballet of J M Syng’s The Playboy of the Western World. She has conducted workshops and Masterclasses for Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick, Irish National Youth Ballet, Cork Youth Ballet, Cork School of Dance and Plan Be Movement among others.

Patricia is Ballet Tutor on the MA and BA Dance courses at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick.

Notice: Before booking a class please read our: Important Information | You Will Need | Disclaimer | Dance Limerick at Home Safety Checklist

Important Information

These online classes take place live on Zoom with the option of watching a recording of the class if you missed it

​You will receive an email at least 1 hour before the class starts, with details of how to access the online class including the Zoom link. If you do not receive an email, please contact emer@dancelimerick.ie.

​You Will Need

- A device with access to the internet and audio, placed on a table/chair at eye level. We recommend a laptop or computer if possible as it means you will see the other participants as well as the teacher. - A clear space to move in, free of movable furniture and all other hard objects
- A chair for balance
- The best floor surfaces are carpet, lino or wood, dancing on ceramic kitchen tiles or concrete is to be avoided please! 
- Comfortable Clothes you can move in 

Disclaimer

When participating in our online classes at home, you are doing so at your own risk. Dance Limerick cannot be held responsible or liable for any injury to yourself, or damage to any personal property that may occur. We have put together a checklist to help minimise risk to yourself and those around you.

Ballet for Beginners. Photo by Iiona Virgin
Ballet for Beginners
Book : Wed 27 Jan '21

This Ballet for Beginners class promotes fitness, good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm. You will learn ballet positions and patterns in a traditional structured class, consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises, and finally, a relaxing warm down routine incorporating improvised movements to music.

Notice: Before booking a class please read our: Important Information You Will Need Disclaimer | Dance Limerick at Home Safety Checklist

Important Information

These online classes take place live on Zoom with the option of watching a recording of the class if you missed it.

​You will receive an email at least 1 hour before the class starts, with details of how to access the online class including the Zoom link. If you do not receive an email, please contact emer@dancelimerick.ie.

About Teacher Roy Galvin

A native of Limerick city, Roy Galvin has had a long and distinguished career as a professional ballet dancer. Having trained with The Irish Ballet Company - the first male dancer to train to professional standard without having to leave Ireland - Roy danced professionally with The Irish Ballet Company/Irish National Ballet and as principal dancer with Dublin City Ballet Company, touring extensively throughout Ireland and overseas.

​You Will Need

- A device with access to the internet and audio, placed on a table/chair at eye level. We recommend a laptop or computer if possible as it means you will see the other participants as well as the teacher. - A clear space to move in, free of movable furniture and all other hard objects
- The best floor surfaces are carpet, lino or wood, dancing on ceramic kitchen tiles or concrete is to be avoided please! 
- Comfortable Clothes you can move in 

Disclaimer

When participating in our online classes at home, you are doing so at your own risk. Dance Limerick cannot be held responsible or liable for any injury to yourself, or damage to any personal property that may occur. We have put together a checklist to help minimise risk to yourself and those around you.

Thu 28 Jan '21

Photo by Shane Vaughan
Over 50s Dance Classes
Book : Thu 21 Jan '21 to Thu 29 Apr '21

Do you enjoy dancing? Would you like to try something new? Come join The High Kicks of Limerick, an ensemble of dancers aged 50+ led by Kristyn Fontanella. Learn new moves and enjoy a social dance, the emphasis with these classes is on wellbeing and having fun. These classes will help improve mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy levels. No upper age limit and no experience necessary. All abilities and all people are welcome.

If you would like more information on our ongoing Over 50s Dance Project, or if you would like to receive a link to our Zoom tutorial please email info@dancelimerick.ie.

Notice: Before booking a class please read below our: Important Information | You Will Need | Disclaimer | Dance Limerick at Home Safety Checklist

Important Information

These online classes take place live on Zoom.

​You will receive an email at least 1 hour before the class starts, with details of how to access the online class including the Zoom link. If you do not receive an email, please contact emer@dancelimerick.ie.

​You Will Need

- A device with access to the internet and audio, placed on a table/chair at eye level. We recommend a laptop or computer if possible as it means you will see the other participants as well as the teacher. - A clear space to move in, free of movable furniture and all other hard objects.
- The best floor surfaces are carpet, lino or wood, dancing on ceramic kitchen tiles or concrete is to be avoided please! 
- Comfortable Clothes you can move in.

Disclaimer

When participating in our online classes at home, you are doing so at your own risk. Dance Limerick cannot be held responsible or liable for any injury to yourself, or damage to any personal property that may occur. We have put together a checklist to help minimise risk to yourself and those around you.

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Dance Limerick exists to support the development of professional dance artists within the Limerick region and beyond.

Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.

Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space

Further information about facilities and opportunities for professional dance artists available from Jenny Traynor at
jenny@dancelimerick.ie